The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, February 14, 1929, Image 1

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Number 15
Graduated Tax Plan Witn No
Property Offset; Sales
Tax Considered.
falsi Tax Measure May Prava Popu
lar Inooma Tax BUI Braaka achtd
( ula Lobby OppaMa Motor But
Franohlaa Prohibition to ba Aided
Flahlng Treaty Palli In Commit-
Salem, Or. Tha moat Interesting
week of tha legislative aetalon la now
at band. What with tha telephone
neortDgt, tha highway bonding hear
tux a, tha truck regulation bearing and
other matters It wlH ba caaa of "all
bands on deck." And aUo during thla,
tha fourth weak of the tesston, will
come me nri lormai recognition 01
Old .Han Deficit, when Senator Ed
W. Miller of Josephine county Intro
duces a aalea tax bill.
Bills have reached tha placet where
embers mutt vote ona way or an
other, and auch members at have a
political aya on tha future are be
coming cautloua. There are now too
many bllla In the handt of cominltteea
which mutt be atnoked out If the aea
alos la to taka action.
, Wide Intarett In Salts Tax.
No tax suggestion yet made la to
likely to make the public taka inter
at at tha proposed aalea tax. Thla
measure la Independent of the terlet
of bllla recommended by tha property
tax relief commlaalon. Tha salet tax
can ba expected to ailr up more peo
ple 'than tha three proposed Income
ona baa been paying attention to the
deficit In tha atate finance, Senator
Miller decided to bring forth bit lr)ra.
Tha office of the atate tax commla
alon and the attorney general's office
hare been working on the details for
Senator Miller tor a week. The main
Ideat of tha bill bare been drafted and
by Tueaday tha detalla ehould he com
pleted. ,
Tha aalea tax call for a 1 mill tea
on wholesalers: 1-mlll tax on the busl
eat of retailer; I mllla on tmuse
menta. and 6 mllla on tobacco. An ex
emption of 15000, la allowed, a turn
considered sufficient to permit the
Uttle fellowa to escape. The tan la ao
light that tha merchants rnnnot paa
It on to tha consumer and for that
reason Senator - Miller Iwlleve that
tha bill should prove popular wltb
aery6na. Raw producta are cxampt
and alto personal service, auch as bur
ner ahopa and bsautr parlors. It la
estimated Ihnt the hill can rnlse t.
000,000 a year but It may raise mnr,
or lest. If the rates are not rlRht,
they can be revised Inter, after tha
results are aeon. .The proposed bill In
based on the West Virginia law.
Palnleaa Extraction la View.
Ths principal advantages for the
bill, as chocked off by Senator Miller,
la that It will raise enough money to
wipe out the deficit without piscine,
an additional burden on property; the
tax la so exceedingly small that It will
pot be felt by the consumer at all, and
only slightly by the merchant, hut in
tha aggregate It will be a reservoir of
revenue. .'"'.'
"Next la to come night sessions of
the house of representatives, In order
to speed up the work, according to pre
diction of Speaker Ralph Hamilton,
made at the week-end adjournment
Friday, The night' sessions are t
start," however, it tnd whon the 88
house committees get into the real
mood of reporting In the bills thcy
attll have In tholr possession.
; "Spaed up the work," la the urgent
advice of the spiker. He declared
himself In favor of no more adjourn
ments, and working right up to Satur
day nights hereafter. But, even thus,
the prospect of completing the work
wunin me su aays una u nigms,
which la tha officially anthoriaed lite
Of the session, Is very doubtful, and
ona baa to be mighty sanguine to ex
pect or believe that tbia legislative
aeaslon will complete lttv work on
', achedulo.
When adjournment was taken until
Monday, there hnd been offered n total
of 47 bills. . Ot these 148 had been
disposed ot through final passage and
indefinite postponement. With those
that bad failed to pass and had been
withdrawn and tabled, there still are
320 bllla In the hand's of committees.
The business In tight means that there
mutt be longer dally sessions and per-'
haps the adoption' of the cloture rule
at an earlier period than '.usual. '
' . Income Tax Bill Submitted,
Blasting the whole Carkin tax relief
committee revenue legislation pro
gram wide open, Sonntor Hall and
Roprosoutativa Norton Joined In dump
ing an income tux bill la the bouse
hopper, which covers both corporate
and private lncomea, carries high ex
mptlona and a graduated rate of from
1 to 4 per cent, and no property offset.
Tha Carkin committee now haa a
bill which provides an excise tax of
4 per cont on corporate lncomea, with
a personal property offset of 95 per
cent. Hearings have been held on It,
and It appears to have plain sailing
In tha house at least. The long ex
ported Individual Income bill put In
Its appearance. It carrloe a real prop
erty offset clause. ,
Now comes tha Hall N'orton bill,
driving right In between tha two. It
gives exemptions ot $1600 to the tin
gle taxpayer and 12500 to the .married
taxpayer and the corporation. There
la a dependent exemption ot $100.
The ratea ttart with 1 per cent on
the first $1000 ot taxable Income, S
per cent on the second, 3 per cent on
S3000, $1000and $1,000 and 5 per cent
on all incomes above $5000.
lobby Against 6. P. Bus Bill.
Two measures In which the South
ern Paelfio Is deeply interested are
being fought by an active lobby group,
tha forces mobilized art tha atate
grange, Order of Hallway Conductor!,
atate council ot fishermen, Iirothor-
hood of Locomotive Firemen and En
gineer!, Farmers Union, Brotherhood
ot Railroad Trainmen and State Fed
oration of Labor.
They stamp as "vicious legislation"
house bill 302 which provides for the
public service commission to Issue a
certificate of necessity and conveni
enceotherwise franchise -to motor
carriers. The contention la made that
auch a franchise would, in effect, grant
a complete monopoly ot transportation
on the highways of Oregon.
The second bill which haa thla lobby
arrayed against It la house bill 379.
reguletlng trucks and revising the fees
for truck and binses. Tha revised
ratct In the bill, It Is claimed, hare
been reduced from approximately $700
to iprroximntely.JJOO,
Rntet In the bus and truck bill can
be amended In committee and possibly
wtll, now that the organiied labor rob
by Is camping on the trail of the
Southern Pacific, but the franchise
bill ran only pass or ha killed.
Would Reduce Telephone Ratea.
Senator Jay Upton moved Into the
telephone rate fixing business wttb a
bang Friday afternoon by Introducing
a hill providing J'rat and charge
which do not exceed 75 per centum of
those now Imposed by said Taclflc Tel
ephone k Telegraph company, and ev
idenced by Its tariffs and tcbedulet
now on fllo with the public service
commission of Oregon, are hereby de
clared to be Juxt, reasonable and law
ful." ,
Tacked onto that declaration is a
command that the compony shall, be
fore July 1, 1329, file a new schedule
of ratea with the public aervice com
mission which shall In no case be lu
"excess of 75 per centum of the present
and existing rate.
Aid to Prohibition Enforcement
Tightening tip the atate prohibition
lat It proposed In three bills intro
duced at the present session ot the
legislature. Two of these bills were
Introduced by the senate alcoholic
committee, while the third bill was
drafted by Senntor Eddy, It was said
that other bills having to do with the
prohibition ttatutca were In the mak
ing and probably will be Introduced
before the dose ot the session.
Probably the most important of the
three bills was the one by Senator
F,ddy providing a aevcre penalty for
any porson who is convicted ot selling,
bartering or giving away, under cer
tain conditions liquor to boya and
girls under the age of 21 years. Under
the provisions of the Eddy bill a per
son convicted of this crime would be
subject to a penitentiary sentence of
one to tour years. ' ' .
Joint conferences between the Oro
gen and Washington legislatures on
fi.'hlng problems in the Columbia river
over which both states have Jurisdic
tion, came to utter failure In Olympia
Saturday, end the entire program of
lnw chonscs tgrecd upon a week age
was abandoned. ' '
Flailing Agreemrnt Fails.,
Representative Ed Sims of Washing
on wes thfl stumbling block of. both
legislative committees. Senator A. W,
Nofblnd of .Qf.gcn; armed. with full
power to ct for, the. Joint committee
of, .the. Orecnn legislature; submitted
changes In the agreement reached last
week, at the fcctnst of the commercial
flshrmen and ennntrs ot the lower Co
lumbla, . , . "', ,
The agreement reached. Inst week
celled for tho season to be closed
from May 23 to June 23. The flshor
men proposed It shoutd Remain open
(By Clarence Hunt)
Del Chutes., in French, meant
river of fallal thus did thlt river,ob
tain a name. On thia river W find,:
Shtrar't Bridge, about eight mileii
below Mirupin, a historical point in I
Oregon history, and a valuable aatct .
to the country in tha future, if one
a plant Li established to utilize the
power that nature haa provided. Tha
bridge hat played a strong part in
the settlement of the country be
cause it haa unified two section of
unsettled country.
By charging- tollagc,- Mr. Shew
waa enabled to build a hotel, four
roads, a livery, stable, and many
more convenient installation-, which
easily made it the most popular, the
best equipped, and the most modern
inn of the country. The house waa
put together with wooden pegs in
atead of nails; the floors were hard
wood, ond the remainder o? tho lum
ber for the house shipped from Cali
fornia, the wood from tha redwood
tree being preferable. A promenade
flower. , trees, an orchard and many
other things made it Beam home
like and restful to the travelers.
Despite- its size and capacity, it is
aaid that at timet many transients
were turned away by lack of suffi
cient accommodations.
j It waa tha center of industry.
Then came the climax. Sheep and
wool aoon lost the owner a fortune.
The ctnnerics at The Dalles soon
called fishing interest there, the
railroad came up both aides of the
river, the automobile took the place
; i) ,ha wagon, grain was hauled to
other markets, the hou e, long since
abadoned, could not make expenses.
At preaent it is little more that a
postoffice and railroad station. A
new concrete bridire haa been erect
ed in the place of the older one, but
the name of Shrrar'a Bridge will
live in the history of Oregon.
Senior Clatt Play
The Senior claa.; haa alnt for
three plays. The best ono is to be
producd some time in the last
part of March. By giving the play
then instead of the last of the term
me senior ciasa wm have more
time in the preparation of gtadu
ation. The others c lueses of tho
i chool will give playa at the , end
of the term.
Last Tuesday morning, the atu
denta assembled to partake in the
usual ;inging of school songs- They
are learning ''Hail to You Old
High School", ns a sppcial number,
which will be rung by a number of
the girls on Waahlngton'a Birthday.
A piano duct, "Under the Double
Eagle," waa played by Nova Hedin
and Merle Snodgrass. Bessie Starr
played a piano aolo, ''P.ococco,"
for a special number Friday morning-
A February Festival
The entertainment to be given
by the grade pupils promises to
rival the minstrel given by the High
school. The program which fol
lows, ' includes number in gay cos
tumes,: Uttle Martha Washington,
An Honest-Looking Farmer Coun
try Eggs, a ' stately atid dignified
"February" recciving( the wished
quests, Abraham Lincoln and many
other special features;
Our Flag1 Gertrude Kirsch.
Lincoln Acrostic Third and Fourth
. gradei. " :. ' :
until June'l, close from June 1 to
June 15, and remain open to Septem
ber 15. This was agreeable to every
one except Sims.
stms was taken into an executive
conference bv the Washlnirton lode
lnrora, but remained adamant, end In his support would swing
the lower houao of the Washington
legislature, the whole plan was aban
floned. - . . - ,
"We believe that the attitude of
Representative Sims Is unfair, unjust,
unreasonable and altogether wrong."
said Novblad. "I shall, go back and
tell the Orexon lpg'slnture that the
entire der.l la scrapped and all laws
will remain as they are at present,
with nothing accomplished as a result
hof the conferences."
Leaders of both states were disap
pointed, RS It was the first time since
1913 that both legislatures had agreed
to a compact, and It was felt that It
vlll bo a long time h?fore they will
uvor gat tcsetuer afcjil ..,,.,....
Teddy Bear Exercise Fifth grade
j boyt. "
Song'Tm So Shy" Louise Duua
and Leslie Troutman. .
DialoguesBuying Eggs Dorthy
Greene, Frances Lindley, and
- Douglas Bothwc!',
Lincoln Soldier excrciae Elwin
Doty, Albert Troutman, Dick
Shearer Gale Mayhew and John
. Slushcr.
Health Show Following the Milk
Can Third, Fourth and Fifth
Burlesque "A Capable Servant"
Herbert Kramer, Ralph Kai er,
Jack Chastain.
Fan Drill Jean Rcnick, Bernico
" Hollis, Dorothy Greene, Frances
Lindley. v.
Song "Better ,Be Good" Naomi
Schilling-, Gcraldinc Peters, Doro
thy Greene.
Dialogue "Please Shut the Door"
Fifth and Sixth grades.
Washington Acrostic First and
Second grades.
Song "Two Jolly Sailor Boys"
Theodore Kirsch and Ralph
. Kaiser.
Dialogue "Dr. Johnny'o Visit"
John Slusher, May Greene and
j Edna Cantrell. '
Flag Drill Twenty pupils.
February Tlay All of the pupils
from the six grades.
Grade Note
The Fifth and Sixth grades have
curtains across, the front cf the
bookshelves. These curtains were
made from last year's Arab cos
tume. The brilliant runshine which
we are expecting will tone down
their color. - ,
Russell Holt had hia ears badly
frost bittten last week and was
eent to Dr. Stovall for first aid.
Doreathea Lister wai absent
from school the first of the week.
Zero At Maupia High
(By Art)
For the past three weeks the
mercury has been hiding beneath
the xero mark. Maupin schools
have become quite aware of the
pranks of one Jack Frost not the
pranks of Little John Fro. t, but
Big John this time. Students,
while on- the- way to and, front theJ
busses, have had their nose, cheeks
and ears nipped.
At achool Mr. Weberg has guard
ed the furnace so well that not a
pipe bur. ted. He came so early and
stayed so late that he often met
himself reurning when he came bark
in the morning.
Mr. Poling took a hot iroiwo bed
and saved himself from a frost bite
by a blister. , Mr. DeVoe wore large
shoes and many pairs df socks dur
ing the day. -
Art reports that the air froze in the
tires of the bus and that he broke
off cylindrical exhaust from the ex
haust pipe and put it on the phono
graph as a record. The sound of
the engine running, chattering teeth,
and song were some of the things
which it reproduced.
Everyone seems to want the
that registers the
coldest. Everyone is rure that his
thermometer is absolutely correct
All are glad that the weather is
warmer than for the past three
weeks. Maybe we are becoming ac
customed to it. - .
Think It Over
(Ann Xnymous)
What is a student-mnnager?
Thki question has been repeatly
asked, yet few, if any, seem to un
derstand what the term implies.
The office of student-manager in
other schools is one which should
ers re ponsibility and works in con-
Mon with the athletic director,
tsking care of many details which
oherwise might not be accorded
proper attention.,
. The athletic director cannot de
vote sufficient time with athletic con
test!, such as handling of equipment,
entertainment of visitors, collection
of gate receipts in addition to his
regular duies, and it i" in these
respects that a live student-manager
may bo of invaluable service.
Such nn office is of great benefit
to the individual in that it gives
him competency in managerial af
f ars, Further, -it will bring those
not actively engaged' in the athletic
program face to face with the prob
lem of responsibly, which must" be
shouldered by all who attain t ucccss.
(continued on last page)
A man named O. E. Bays and o
wife are in Maupin today and are o
negotiating with Wm. Beckwith o
for the purchase of the local tel- o
ephone exchange and twitch o
board. Mr. Bay says that if the
deal goes through he intends to
rebuild the entire line, fix up all
phones and give Maupin service
equal to any other place. It will
be necessary to increase rates
somewhat over tbote now pre
vailo vailing.
vailing, but that the service will
justify the increase. '
Patriotic Program and Investnre of
New Members t Taka Place
Next Wednesday
The Boy Scouts have been in ex
istence in America for 19 years, and
to "fittingly celebrate the first initia
tion of scouts in America the local
troop wpl hold an open patriotic
meeting at Legion hall next Wed
nesday evening. The meeting will
be free and all are invited to attend.
The program will consist of drills,
patriotic tongs, mui ic and the ini
tiation of several new members into
the rank of "Tenderfoot" , N. G.
Hedin has consented to make an ad
dress on scout growth, aims and
teachings of the order. The ladies
quertette of Maupin will be on, hand
Blirl will cnn ma tram I nntnAtifl
songs. At this meeting the members !
will nppear for the first time in their
new scout uniforms. Those who are
in rympathy with the scout move
ment as well as all others should at
tend, as the meeting will demon
strate just what the scouts ere and
show the personnel of he local troop, j
Another Sheep Herder-
Clarence Fargher and wife are re
joicing over the arrival at their home
Bakeoven of another son, the
little fellow making hb appearance
yesterday morning. Clarence has
been bothered somewhat in keeping
herders in charge of the Fargher
sheep bends, but with two lusty sons
already on hand and a new one com
ing to the ranch, it will not be long
K f nra tia will riavA an ffi 4 mail
. . . , . m a. g. . .
help to take care of all the sheep he
carps to rend to the mountains. The
new boy weighed 10 pounda and
i . r . .. .,
clarence and his wife are feeling the
best ever over hia arrival. Dr. El
wood was in attendance.
Experience Fourteen Tie-upi While
' Making One Call
Dr. Elwood was called to one of
his patients, Frank Richardson, at
Pine Grove one day last week. .The
thermometer stood at 30 below
zero, but thot did not freeze our
doctor. He loaded up the faithful
Dodge and as eyed the journey. The
route is about 15 miles in length and
in making the trip Dr. Elwood got
stuck just i times, about an aver
age of once each miles. Frank has
been sick for some time but is now
on the gain.
Seek' Da'ht Columbian Engaged
and Good Time Anured
Valentine's Day comes today but
the local Legion pat has continued
the celebration over until Saturday,
when the Legion hall will be the
scene of a rousing and pleasing
dance. Seck's Columbians of , The
Dalles will be on hand and the catia
faction that orchestra has been giv
ing in the past is a guarantee that
they will not fall down at the com
ing hop, The ladies of the Auxiliary
will be on hand with a fine line of
cats, ail of which will tend to make
the affair one of the most pleasant
of the season.
,On Annul Vac v ion '
Clarence Ziggenhagen and fam'ly
ui-, sit Bo d,' and - will !! t'
coming week there visiting with
Mrs, Ziggenhngcn's parents. "Ziggy"
!s taking his annual vacation, it be
ing the policy of the StandarcTil
company not to allow its employes
to lay off in the summer, during tho
busy sea on, rather giving them
their time off in other seasons. K.
W. McCafferty of The Dalles is in
charge of the local station during
"ZiBgy'8" absence. '
Huf0 E. Fischer- Succumb After
Month ef Suffering From Val
,vlar Heart Trouble .
Hugo Edward, Fischer, a resident
of East Maupin cine 1913, passed
away at his home on Saturday last,
the cause of. his death beig heart
disease. Funeral was held from the
residence on Monday, with interment
in the Kelly cemetery.
Hugo Fischer waa one of those
men to whom all were attracted. Ho
wee pleasant with all and possessed
a store of inf ormatinn which he was
?lad to impart whenever called upon,
lie waa born at Prairie du Sac, Wis
consin, July 23, 1871, where he lived
-jntil grown to man's estate, and
here he, on October 1, 1894, was
married to Misj Amy I. Hathaway.
fjter the Fischers moved to Dubu
ue, Iowa, where decedent engaged
'n civil and steam engineering. For
.nany year; he served as engineer
in the U. S. river service. While on
the Mississippi he was taken with
the trouble which eventually carried
him off. He left the river and mov
ed to a farm near Dubuque. There
b lived for several years, and in
1913 came to Maupin. Here he
erected a residence and from that
S8ited hi" fon' pTernc i"
tnd about the service station and
garage. The past two years he in
terested himself in a sporting goods
store, carrying a line of ft hermen's "
supplies. ' ! 1
As stated above Mr. Fischer had
suffered with heart trouble for the
past 10 years. Last August he had
a bad attack but seemingly over
came it. In November he was com-
jpelled to take-to hir. bed, and from.
that time until death summoned him
away grew worse. He met the
Inevitable with a courage and faith
seldom heard of.
By the death of Hugo Edward
Fischer Maupin and the. whole state
loses one of their most loved citi
sen:). He was a true friend, a Rov
ing husband and father, a christian
gentlmen and poe essed
. ,
all the at-
tributes which dominates the make
I ti n tt man c iiVi oat ItA All VonnSn
I . . . , . , .
i mourns his taking off but realizes
... t. . f . a
that the home above has gained a
; soul untrammeled by sin and worthy
a place beside the great throne.
Surviving are the widow, a son,
Lave rue, and a granddaughter,
little Vcrna Lee Ficher, besides a
f ister, Mrs. J. C. Ihde, living ai
Oyen. Aivcrta. Canada. Rev. W. H.
Ixldridi.! :he fur.-.-: ter-
mon and in it he extolled the life on
earth of deceased and spoke nany
worda of comfort to the sorrowing
relatives 'and friends.. Interment
was made in Kelly cemetery, the re
mains being followed to their last
re ting place by many who had
known and loved the one who was.
laid away.
The hand of fate rests heavily oni
those who have fulfilled their part
in me Breui ecnciue 01 me (jrcaur.
What they do on earth is as a map-
and those who are called early have
bat completed their mission on earth
and while we mourn their passin;,.
ill we i hould view such matter with
leniency and remember that death
. . i i . I, it . i .i i
m iw i uu an, euu um. ucu 1,110.7
call comes we should be ready and
willing to mret it. For Hugo Fisch
er we have but this to say: Ha
was one of the Creator's best efforts
j :n .1 41 . j
hJm on earth to the best of his be
lief and ability. .
We wish to convey our heartfelt
thenks to all tho- e -kind friends who,
during his illness, ministered to our
departed husband and father. Also
to the friends and others who made
Iheir sympathy known by attending
hi- last journey, and to
nil tho e who have expressed kind
words fince decedent, Hugo Edward
Fischer, was laid away forever.
, Mrs. Hutro E. Fischer,
Lavcrne Fischer. ' .
Build-n? Lambing Shed
Ernest Troutman is constructin-j
a large lambing shed on his ranch,
the Btruehiro to bo 40x60 foet In
size. Ernest will thereby shield h's
flocks from the clement', and rro-
tfde a protection to tho new lambs.